Saint Mary's College

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    The graduate programs at Saint Mary's combines our top-level academics, a commitment to social responsibility, and an eye toward innovation. Through our exceptional curriculum, you will better both yourself and your profession. Many institutions can provide you with the skills and knowledge to excel at what you do. It takes a place like Saint Mary's, however, to blend the technical knowledge with leadership development and attention to service. We offer four programs open to both men and women: the Master of Science in Data Science (a primarily online program), the Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology (on campus), the Doctor of Nursing Practice (an online program in which students visit campus once per semester), and the Master of Autism Studies (on campus).

    Master of Science in Data Science
    You've heard ad nauseam that data scientists are in demand. But the most sought-after practitioners are those who actually write the algorithms used to decipher and interpret data. At Saint Mary's you'll develop a strong mathematical base - an enduring skill set in an ever-changing world - that will allow you to take on complex data challenges now and in the future, no matter what programming language you're using. One graduate of the program, Masa Gumiro, used his education and practicum project to benefit his home country of Zimbabwe. Before graduating, he and two colleagues held a workshop for over 30 Zimbabwean corporations and government officials to demonstrate how data science and analytics could improve the day to day function of business. Hear more about his project:

    Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology
    As a speech language pathologist, you want to do more than simply be aware of the needs of others. You want to meet these needs, surpass them, and leave the world a better place than when you came into it. At Saint Mary’s you'll be asked to think deeply about how you plan to practice. You will be known as the speech language pathologist who says "yes" to the difficult cases, tailors treatment to the individual, and adjusts methodology within a session when a client isn't responding. You will be challenged to explore areas that haven't been well researched, to add to the field of speech language pathology, and gain valuable insight working alongside experienced clinicians. Hear about the students’ clinical experiences and how it’s preparing them for their future practice:

    Doctor of Nursing Practice
    Become a leader of change and transform lives. Go straight from your BSN to DNP with the primarily online program at Saint Mary's College, and be seen as a leader in the healthcare field. With a DNP you will be able to provide the highest level of care for your patients - and take your career to new heights. With just 2-3 classes per term, the curriculum is designed so that you can work and complete your course assignments just about anywhere, with the support of the Saint Mary's community. Desmond Atem, a current student in the DNP program, explains how the coursework can be easily applied to his nursing practice.

    Master of Autism Studies
    The Master of Autism Studies is a campus-based program that will prepare you to respond to the critical need for understanding and responding meaningfully to autism and people with autism. Most professionals who work with people on the spectrum are not specifically trained in autism: they are trained as generalists in traditional disciplines and have to learn about ASD on the fly. In addition, degree programs in these fields do not typically equip students with the interdisciplinary and interprofessional skills required for providing state-of-the-art autism services. The Master of Autism Studies program responds to these challenges by providing the interdisciplinary expertise in autism you need to be a more effective professional and to advance in your career. Hear more about this innovative program from Juhi Kaboski, a clinical fellow in the Master of Autism Studies:

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